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Childhood and the Production of National Ideals (ASA, 11/18/10)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 11:32am
Cynthia C. Degnan

This panel seeks papers that examine the ways in which children are positioned during national moments of crisis. Building upon recent scholarship that interrogates the placement of the child at the center of political debates in the U.S., we aim to understand how childhood functions as a key site in the production of national ideals. How do children - both in their conceptualization and their actualization - provide the chain that binds the family and the nation? Which children are thought to embody the future and thus must be saved for the sake of the nation, and which children are imagined to pose a perverse and degenerative threat to familial and national futurity?

The Prisoner and Philosophy (MARCH 2010)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 10:41am
Jason Lee and Kim Paffenroth, editors

Call for Chapters for The Prisoner & Philosophy: It Takes a Village (Open Court)
Ed. Jason Lee and Kim Paffenroth

"Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 - Submissions due by January 22, 2010

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 6:22am
Sigma Tau Delta

Overview: Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory. The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to submit abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the Fantastic, including:
* the Bizarre (queer, or strange)
* the Imaginary and Visionary
* the Grotesque
* the Radical (departure from tradition or 'normalcy')
* the Gothic, Fantasy or Science Fiction

[UPDATE] CFP: Poets, Practice, and Passion in the Profession: A Dare to be Different--Extended Proposal Deadline 1/29/09

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 1:10am
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Texas A&M University-Commerce will hold the 18th Annual English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) Conference on February 26, 2010. We are pleased to welcome slam poet and educator Taylor Mali as our keynote speaker for the conference (more information at taylormali.com). Taylor's mission statement includes this important line: "I want to be a spokesman for teaching's nobility, one of the poets laureate of passion in the classroom" – his goal to be part of a movement that brings smart, successful, and qualified people into classrooms across America.

ANZAMEMS 2011 8th Biennial International Conference

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 5:20pm
Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Call for Papers and Panels

The Australian and New Zealand Association
for
Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Inc.

Eighth Biennial International
Conference
2-5 February 2011

University of Otago
Dunedin
New Zealand

Keynote speakers:
Professor Alastair Minnis (Yale Unviersity)
Professor Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College)
Professor Frances E. Dolan (University of California at Davis)
Professor Dauvit Broun (Glasgow University)

http://www.otago.ac.nz/mems/anzamems

We wish to invite proposals for papers and panels for ANZAMEMS 2011.

[UPDATE] - Grad Colloquium: Martyred Bodies and Religious Communities in Medieval and Early Modern Europe - CFP ext. to 13 Jan.

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 4:17pm
Medieval and Early Modner Institute

A CALL FOR PAPERS
"MARTYRED BODIES AND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN EUROPE"

THE 6TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE STUDENT COLLOQUIUM HOSTED BY THE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN INSTITUTE (MEMI) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
FEBRUARY 26-27, 2010
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JANUARY 3, 2010 (EXTENDED TO JANUARY 13, 2010)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: TODD OLSON, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. DR. OLSON IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A BOOK ENTITLED CARAVAGGIO'S PITIFUL RELICS: PAINTING HISTORY AFTER ICONOCLASM.

[UPDATE] Martyred Bodies and Religious Communities in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 1:31pm
The Medieval and Early Modern Institute / University of Alberta

A CALL FOR PAPERS
"MARTYRED BODIES AND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN EUROPE"

THE 6TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE STUDENT COLLOQUIUM HOSTED BY THE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN INSTITUTE (MEMI) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
FEBRUARY 26-27, 2010
NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JANUARY 13, 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: TODD OLSON, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. DR. OLSON IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A BOOK ENTITLED CARAVAGGIO'S PITIFUL RELICS: PAINTING HISTORY AFTER ICONOCLASM.

Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:10pm
Free Exchange Conference English Department, University of Calgary

The Free Exchange Graduate Student Conference at the University of Calgary seeks abstracts for papers for our forthcoming conference on the roles of type in cultural production. We are most interested in work that engages with the topic of this multi-disciplinary conference in original ways, from material print culture to identity politics; from examinations of migration to site-specific textual analysis. Whether questioning existing methods of literary production or engaging with the gender/genre dynamics of cultural production, we embrace vigorous research on the complicated life, mobility, and circulation of text.

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects // March 4-6 // Proposals due 1/10

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:14am
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association

University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference

March 4-6, 2010

The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 6th Annual MadLit Conference. This year's conference, "READING MATERIAL," engages the intersections between literature and material culture.

T. S. Eliot and Violence (MLA 2011; proposal deadline 4 Mar. 2010)

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 10:21pm
David Chinitz, for the T. S. Eliot Society

For a Jan. 2011 MLA special session sponsored by the T. S. Eliot Society. Violence in Eliot's work and thought--in relation to, e.g., modernity, world war, gender and sexuality, religion, politics, art, or language itself. Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by March 4, 2010.

Making Sense: Thinking & Feeling Texts. April 15-17, 2010

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 4:00pm
The University of Virginia Department of English

Why do we feel when we read? From catharsis in tragedy to laughter in comedy, many types of art can be categorized by the sensual reaction we have while we experience them. But our understanding of these reactions can at times seem limited to the biological. Our senses do not just perceive the physical; they serve physiologically liminal roles which govern our interactions with the world surrounding us. This conference will investigate both the role of sense in perceiving the textual and the sensory aspects of texts. Topics will include the five physical senses, affect and sensibility, and the ways in which relationships with other people and environments are conducted and understood through the senses.

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Emerging Scholars Panel

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 9:54am
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is "Theatre Alive: Theater, Media, and Survival," and it takes place at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, August 3-6, 2010.

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